2021-22 Welcome

In consultation with the UNC System, the Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services, and our trusted healthcare partners at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and given the low number of cases on campus and our shared commitment to our UNC Asheville Community Expectations, UNC Asheville resumed typical operations in fall 2021 with many of our current COVID-19 safety precautions in place.

[Updated March 1, 2021]

Buncombe County COVID-19 metrics continue to move in the right direction with significantly fewer new case rates, and the percent positivity and hospitalizations all trending downward. In light of recently revised guidance from the CDCNCDHHS and UNC System leadership, UNC Asheville will no longer require face coverings indoors, effective Monday, March 7, 2022. Exceptions will include health care settings and on public transportation, including University shuttles.

The UNC System requests that all 17 UNC System institutions ease mask requirements. This reflects current conditions at this phase of the coronavirus pandemic, including widespread immunity through vaccination and prior infection, as well as better access to testing and treatments.

Out of respect for each individual’s personal choices given their circumstances, members of the UNC Asheville community are reminded to be respectful of choices to wear or not to wear a mask in any situation. All are encouraged to decide what is best for their health and personal circumstances, also being mindful of the needs of others (i.e., children who cannot get vaccines or elders in residence).

EmBark Orientation

We’re thrilled to welcome incoming first-year, transfer students, and families to UNC Asheville, and it all starts with EmBark Orientation! Find the schedule and registration information here.

Move-In Days

For more information on move-in and residence life, please visit https://housing.unca.edu/.

For more information, check your UNC Asheville email for updates, or contact the Housing Office at reslife@unca.edu or 828.251.6700 with questions.


Visit the academic calendar for the full semester schedule.